The rapid rate of aging populations in Asia is an increasing concern for individuals, governments, businesses and insurance professionals.
Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty, the international business division of the Munich-headquartered insurer, has opened an office in Seoul.
The coming year looks set to be an exciting but challenging one for general insurers in Asia as strong growth continues in many markets across the region writes Nicky Burridge.
Nine out of 10 container claims from the collapse of the Hanjin Shipping line are being handled by loss adjuster Cunningham Lindsey.
There has been little change in the rankings of the top 30 Asia insurers since 2014, with China still dominating the rankings, despite a decreasing growth rate
German giant Allianz's second quarter 2016 global property and casualty operating profits declined 37% to €1.1bn (£933m) compared with €1.75bn in Q2 2015.
Following the completion of the acquisition of Chubb by Ace the merged company, named Chubb, has announced three more senior appointments in Asia.
South Korea has agreed a $2bn (£1.4bn) contract with Iran for trade insurance financing.
Swiss Re is predicting robust growth across Asia for general insurance over 2016 and 2017 despite economic headwinds.
Allianz's Asia-Pacific property and casualty division saw gross written premiums increase to €869m (£619m) in the first half up 26% from €688m last year.
Last weekend's powerful Typhoon Chan-hom has left a trail of destruction mainly across Zhejiang province in China.
To help keep attracting tourists in the middle of an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome, the South Korean government is offering free insurance.
Axa is expanding its investments in China, Hong Kong and Singapore as it targets 100 million customers by 2030.
Hong Kong based reinsurer Peak Re and the Shanghai Typhoon Institute are partnering for research projects into the impact of tropical cyclones on the insurance market.
KB Financial, South Korea's second largest bank, is to buy general insurer LIG Insurance for 645bn won (£395m).
General insurance premiums in Asia grew 6.6% when stripping out inflation in 2014 according to reinsurance giant Swiss Re with emerging Asia leading the way.
Top 10 reinsurer Korean Re aims to start a £10m joint venture unit in London by the end of the year.
Independent research shows life insurance is most popular bancasurrance product in Asia-Pacific across 17 countries.
Frank van Kempen, Ageas chief commercial officer for Asia, has said Ageas's non-life arm has plenty of room for growth.
For the first time ever, a nuclear power plant was forced to close in South Korea, after heavy rain.
Risk modeling firm RMS has unveiled a list of exposure concentrations for the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Chinese conglomerate Fosun has joined the race for a minority stake in South Korean property and casualty insurer LIG.
Post understands international broker Willis helps place reinsurance covering members of the Korean Shipping Association of which the owners of the stricken Sewol is a member.
Nine people have been confirmed dead and at least 280 remain missing after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off the coast of South Korea on Wednesday morning.